Founded in 1987, Toronto-based KPMB Architects has earned more than 200 awards for design excellence, including 14 Governor General’s Medals, Canada’s highest honour for architecture. The company has worked with Princeton University, Boston University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of British Columbia as well as the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada. KPMB was also part of the consortium that designed and built the 2015 Pan Am Games Athletes’ Village.
Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates
Founded in 1982, with offices in New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts, MVVA is an award-winning landscape architecture firm that works across a wide range of scales, from city to campus to garden. MVVA’s campus portfolio includes Princeton University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and Amherst College. MVVA’s work also includes the master plan for Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Lower Don Lands in Toronto.
Toronto-based Urban Strategies has worked on hundreds of planning projects, and received 14 awards for planning studies for academic clients. The company’s urban design and planning professionals come from a variety of backgrounds, including architecture, economics, environmental science, landscape architecture, planning, public administration and the visual arts. Urban Strategies is master planner for major sites in New York, London, Ireland and Hong Kong. Currently, the company is updating campus master plans for Princeton University and the University of Ottawa.
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